Darius, who writes most of the band’s songs, rumbled into the microphone. “Insanity keeps on increasing,” he sang. “Decide what is right. Block it out and fight the good fight.”
And then as Testify wrapped up and Edmund Yazzie stepped off the stage, a man in the back scribbled his contact information onto a piece of paper destined for the band.
The man, Tim Castillo, 46, was a pastor. He wanted to invite Testify to play at his church — he thought parishioners would relate to the group’s aggressive sound and benefit from its you-can-do-it ethos.